Thursday, October 08, 2015

NLDS Series Against Mets Starts Tomorrow - Batting Practice, Pregame Info and Other Stuff!

The NLDS starts tomorrow evening against the New York Mets.  Below are various odds and ends for these upcoming two home games.

It is recommended that fans going to the game get their parking tickets in advance.  It will no doubt be a madhouse.  Go here for information.  For the NLDS, parking is $15 if purchased in advance and $25 at the gate.  Premium parking is available in advance for $40 in advance and $60 at the gate.  Parking at Lots 13 and 14 on Stadium Way costs $10 in advance and $15 at the gate for the Division Series.  You should also plan on arriving early... Like really early.

BTW Dodger Stadium Express, a dedicated bus lane on Sunset Boulevard from Union Station to Elysian Park Avenue, is free with a game ticket.  It begins operating 90 minutes before the game and continues for 45 minutes after the game. Fans can also park at Union Station for $6 and take the Dodger Stadium Express free with a ticket, with dropoff points behind the pavilions and the Top Deck (Lot P). 

South Bay fans can board the Dodger Express from the Harbor Gateway Transit Center (731 W. 182nd St., Gardena) located next to the 110 Freeway or two miles from where the 110 Freeway meets the 405.  Service from the South Bay starts two hours before game time and runs every 15 minutes thereafter.  South Bay stops include the following stations:  Slauson, Manchester, Harbor Freeway, Rosecrans and the Harbor Gateway Transit Center.  Go here for information on Dodger Stadium Express.

 Extreme Loaded Dog

  • Inferno Bacon Wrapped All-Beef Dog, an all-beef hot dog topped with jalapeño relish, tomatoes, sport peppers with ghost chili aioli. It will be available at three Extreme Loaded Dog locations on the field, loge and reserve levels. 
  • Half Jidori Chicken with jalapeño cornbread, smoked baked beans, charred corn kernels served on a special pressed palm platter will be available at the Think Blue BBQ at the left-field pavilion plaza. 
  • A Steakhouse Stuffed Smoked Gouda Burger on a potato bun with dijonnaise and fries will be available at the Elysian Park Grill on the field level section 22.

Game 1
Friday, October 9th at 6:45 PM
RHP Jacob DeGrom vs. LHP Clayton Kershaw
TBS / AM 570 (Eng.), KTNQ 1020 AM (Span.), AM 1540 (Korean)

Friday's game starts at 6:45 PM.  Auto gates open at 3:45 PM, and stadium gates open at 4:15 PM.  Dodger batting practice is from 3:50 PM to 4:50 PM.  Mets batting practice is from 5:00 PM to 5:50 PM.  Pregame ceremonies begin at 6:30 PM.  The first 50,000 fans in attendance tomorrow will receive a rally towel.  The left-field plaza will be open to fans to enter and watch batting practice from 4:15 PM to 4:45 PM.

The Umpire crew for this game will be Alan Porter at home plate, Jim Wolf at first base, Greg Gibson at second base, Chris Guccione at third base, Gary Cederstrom in left field (Crew Chief), and Chad Fairchild in right field.  Eric Stephen at True Blue LA writes a nice roundup of how the Dodgers did for each umpire at home plate, here.

Four-year-old Ella Mason Annear, who has battled cancer for the past two years, will throw the honorary first pitch.  Annear, who also goes by “Ella The Great,” is the daughter of Dodgers Vice-President of Merchandising and Retail Allister Annear and his wife, Amanda.  Ella was diagnosed with Heptoblastoma and a lung tumor seven months ago.  After surgery on April 20th and seven rounds of chemotherapy, the youngster was cleared of cancer and pronounced NED (no visible disease).  Ella has a website, where fans can check her journey--

All-4-One, Grammy Award-winning ‘90s pop stars, will perform the national anthem. The U.S. Air Force will provide its Blue Eagles Honor Guard.

Face painters will be on hand in the left-field plaza and DJ Adam will provide musical entertainment in the right-field plaza from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM.
  • The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Victor Mexicano of Jalisco, Sonora, Mexico. Mexicano has been deployed to Iraq in support of three missions for Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also served a deployment to Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and is currently serving at a recruiting station in Los Angeles.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) conducts silent auctions throughout the season featuring more than 25 signed pieces of memorabilia from Dodger players, coaches and alumni. Auctions will take place behind the Vin Scully press box on the club level. The items up for auction on Friday include a Vin Scully autographed baseball, Orel Hershiser autographed 1988 World Series baseball and Clayton Kershaw autographed Dodger jersey. The auction will end at 8:15 p.m.

Game 2
Saturday, October 10th at 6:07 PM
RHP Noah Syndergaard vs. RHP Zach Greinke
TBS / AM 570 (Eng.), KTNQ 1020 AM (Span.), AM 1540 (Korean)

Saturday's game starts at 6:07 PM.  Auto gates open at 3:00 PM, and stadium gates open at 3:30 PM.  Dodger batting practice is from 3:15 PM to 4:15 PM.  Mets batting practice is from 4:25 PM to 5:15 PM.  Pregame ceremonies begin at 5:45 PM.  The first 50,000 fans in attendance Saturday will receive a rally towel. The left-field plaza will be open to fans to enter and watch batting practice from 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM.

The Umpire crew for this game will be Jim Wolf behind the plate, Greg Gibson at first, Chris Guccione at second, Gary Cederstrom at third (Crew Chief), Chad Fairchild in left and Alan Porter in right.  Eric Stephen at True Blue LA writes a nice roundup of how the Dodgers did for each umpire at home plate, here.

Tommy Lasorda have been named to throw the honorary first pitch.  The Hall of Fame skipper, who is the special advisor to the chairman, is baseball’s greatest ambassador.  Lasorda is currently in his 66th season in the Dodger organization.  He managed the club for 20 seasons before retiring to the front office in 1996.  Lasorda won two world championships, four National League pennants and eight division titles.  He recently celebrated his 88th birthday.

Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez will perform on the field pregame and also present the national anthem.

Face painters will be on hand in the left-field plaza and DJ Adam will provide musical entertainment in the right-field plaza from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
  • The Military Hero of the Game is U.S. Air Force Major Robert Daugherty of Barstow. Daugherty enlisted in 1994 and has served as a basic Military Training Instructor and trained as a Flight Navigator and a Combat Systems Operator. He deployed to Afghanistan nine times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and will retire from 21 years of military service in January.
  • LADF conducts silent auctions throughout the season featuring more than 25 signed pieces of memorabilia from Dodger players, coaches and alumni. Auctions will take place behind the Vin Scully press box on the club level. The items up for auction on Saturday include a Clayton Kershaw autographed baseball, Kirk Gibson autographed 1988 World Series baseball and Zack Greinke autographed Dodger jersey. The auction will end at 7:45 p.m.

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1947 Tip Top Bread - All the Dodger Cards

Continuing my quest to catalog, checklist and share pics of every Dodger card in the hobby (no doubt a lifelong endeavor) I now point to you a group of cards many collectors have scarcely come across.  Featured below is the complete 14-card Dodger team set from the 1947 Tip Top Bread set.

This is one of the toughest post-WWII sets to complete.  It is filled with short prints galore due to a distribution that saw regions only receiving teams in their geographical locations.  As such, cards for clubs like the Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs are hard to come by while the New York area teams are easier.  Unfortunately, that doesn't mean that Dodger cards are cheap.  The general scarcity of the issue makes completing a team set a costly endeavor, and I hesitate to state a value even in VG condition for fear of coming out too low. 

Bob Bragan                                 Ralph Branca

Today is the Dodgers Birthday of Sorts

For Los Angeles Dodger fans today is a significant day.  It marks the 58th anniversary of Dodgers official announcement that they would be moving the franchise from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.  And with that tears, screams and anger could be felt throughout the New York borough.

Of course, the announcement was of no surprise to many since earlier that year, May 28, 1957, the other Major League clubs had already unanimously voted to allow both the Giants and Dodgers to move out west.  So, it was just a formality that the team would be playing the following season in Los Angeles.  Still, it provided a finality to the contentious situation.  All the protest and rally's begging for O'Malley to "Keep the Dodgers in Brooklyn" had been for naught. 

I can imagine, though, that most Angelenos were ecstatic about having a Major League club as storied as the Dodgers suddenly becoming their hometown team.  Heck, if you can forgive my lack of empathy, I imagine many west coast fans had something like this running through their mind (watch the video below).

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Topps Made Real All-Star Rookie Trophy Bowls - Here's Garvey's

Just about every kid who has collected Baseball cards knows exactly what this is.  Since 1959 Topps has awarded a group of the brightest young stars in the game with an "All-Star Rookie" trophy logo on their subsequent Baseball card.  What I didn't know is that they apparently awarded a similar distinction to up-'n-coming prospects in the Minor Leagues; as evidenced by the trophy above.  Check out the auction listing here on eBay.

Featured is an Topps National Association All-Star Rookie Team trophy cup that was given to fast rising prospect Steve Garvey for his excellent play during his freshman campaign with the Ogden Dodgers in 1968 as a third baseman.  In fact, this might very well be the first professional trophy he had ever received.  Garvey had just been drafted and signed by the club that June, and immediately joined the rookie level team in the Pioneer League.  That season he hit 20 home runs, drove in 59 RBI's and slashed an impressive .338/.421/.699/1.120 in just 254 plate appearances.  So, it's not surprising he would be recognized like this. 

As you can see the trophy looks just like the logo that was awarded to the Major League rookies since the 70's (see the pic on the right).  This trophy has a rather rough looking patina to it, so I'd suggest buffing that out.  It's time to make it shiny and new again. 

BTW, this award was originally sold by SCP Auctions back in the Spring of 2013.  It has sold for $472.00 then.

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Blog Kiosk: 10/8/2015 - Dodger Links - Seager, Porter and Bill Dahlen

"Lookin' pretty chill."

Staff aces Clayton Kershaw and Zach Greinke take a moment to rest their weary legs during yesterday's workout at Dodger Stadium in the photo above tweeted by Dodger photographer Jon SooHooGo here to see more pics from yesterday's workout from Jon.

Below are more links to check out:
“I feel, out of respect, we didn’t feel like Camelback Ranch was a place for him as a veteran,” Mattingly said. “He just had a baby. We didn’t see him as the next guy up if somebody was hurt. Didn’t feel like it was fair to ask him to go Camelback.”
  • Three Dodgers make Baseball America's 2015 Texas League Top 20 Prospects, here.  They are Julio Urias, Jose De Leon and Jharel Cotton.  (Hat Tip: Cary Osborne at Dodger Insider)
  • Former Brooklyn Superbas/Dodgers shortstop Bill Dahlen is being considered for induction into the Hall by the 2016 Pre-Integration Committee at the Hall of Fame.  Ten folks are on the ballot.  Check out the story here.  Dahlen is often considered one of the best 19th century ballplayers not already in the Hall of Fame.  In fact, SABR selected him as the Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legend for 2012, here.
  • Eric Stephen at True Blue LA take an early look: "Dodgers 2016 salary arbitration preview."
  • Via Bill Shaikin at the LA Times, "Rob Manfred Q&A: topics range from Dodgers TV debacle to Pete Rose."
Q: At the root of the dispute – and the Dodgers are not the first team to have their games blacked out in this way – is that cable and satellite distributors are reluctant to raise rates for fear that subscribers will cancel their service entirely. You don’t need a cable or satellite subscription to watch TV any more. How worrisome is that for you, given the substantial percentage of revenue clubs get from the local cable television contracts?
A: I think the market in L.A. has been particularly difficult, with the fragmentation of the RSNs [regional sports networks]. I think the ability to pass on additional costs to consumers is a concern. But I think the RSN business is a fundamentally sound business. Occasionally, there are going to be blips in terms of getting distribution. This is not the first one, and it probably will not be the last one. But the fundamentals of the RSN business, the strength of live sports programming, remains solid.
  • Via Ken Gurnick at, "Seager motors from NASCAR country to bigs."
    "I wore cleats until I went to kindergarten, and they wouldn't let me wear them anymore and apparently I bawled my eyes out for days just because they wouldn't let me wear cleats to school," Seager said. "I wore cleats everywhere, literally, but they wouldn't let me wear them. I don't even remember it, but I've seen pictures and they tell me. They said I bawled my eyes out."
  • Via Paul Francis Sullivan at Sully Baseball, "VIC DAVALILLO – Sully Baseball Unsung Post Season Hero of October 7."  Vic is an often forgotten Dodger.
  • I would just blame McCourt, and his penny pinching, lets fleece and squeeze the club for everything they're worth actions.  Via Houston Mitchell at The LA Times, "Former Dodgers announcer Ross Porter still doesn't know who fired him."
I was less than an hour away from guest-hosting a radio sports talk show. Asked if they planned to notify me before I went on the air, the Dodger executives not only said, "No," but reported they were releasing the story at the same time I was going on the air. My agent said, "So, Ross may learn about this from a caller to the show? This isn't right." He raced to his car and drove 30 minutes to reach me before airtime and give me the news.

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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Nifty Jackie Robinson Drawings on eBay

Here a couple fantastic illustrations I found eBay of Jackie Robinson that I wanted to point out.  Click on any pic to embiggen.

Above is a drawing, likely for a newspaper, of Jackie that highlights many of his career accomplishments on the diamond.  Check out the eBay auction here.  It is drawn by New England cartoonist Phil Bissell and is undated.  Much of Bissell's work appeared in papers such as the Herald, Boston Globe, Worcester Telegram and Gazette, but he is most remembered for creating the original mascot for the New England Patriots football club.  The mascot was named "Pat Patriot" and it remained an icon for the franchise until it was replaced in the 1990's. 

Below is an drawing of Jackie Robinson with Negro League star Judy Johnson.  Check out the eBay auction here. It was drawn by noted Baseball (and Wild West) artist Mario DeMarco.  It is undated.

DeMarco is well known to Baseball card collectors.  His work had appeared in Beckett Magazine and he was commissioned to created the first 68 drawings for a card set known as the Callahan Hall of Fame set that was originally released in 1950.  An avid fan of the game, he would often draw for himself.  Per Sandy Meindersma at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette:
After completing a picture, Mr. DeMarco would send it to the player for an autograph.

"Babe Ruth said he was keeping it, and my father would have to draw another one that he would sign," Mrs. Colorio (his daughter) said.

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Weekend Autograph Opportunities: Garvey, Russell, Abbott and Dickerson

Here are this weekends autograph opportunities and events throughout the Southland. As always, be sure to check the Blue Heaven Calendar for other events (a link can always be found on the tab at the top of this page, just left of center), and always confirm with the establishment. Everything is subject to change.  Please email me with any tips about upcoming events in Southern California.  As the rest of the week progresses I'll update this post with other events (if there are any) as I become aware of them.  Also, I don't always list every event below, so be sure to check my Calendar.  I always try to favor free signing events over paying events.  Click on any pic to embiggen.


This is a rather busy weekend; especially for Steve Garvey.  He is signing at Hall of Fame Cards in Arcadia on Saturday morning from 10:00 AM to Noon; then headed out to Pomona later that day.  As for the morning signing here is the information.  You receive (1) FREE autograph with every $50 minimum purchase. Mix & match Steve Garvey items, card packs, accessories, or just about anything in our store (not including hobby boxes).  A limited number of VIP autograph packages are available and it includes full-size replica LA Dodger batting helmet.  Go here for more information.
Hall of Fame Baseball Cards 
319 E. Foothill Blvd. 
Arcadia, Ca. 91006 
(626) 358-2448


The California RV Show will be at the LA Fairplex in Pomona this weekend and it will feature several autograph guest of note; including Steve Garvey, Jim Abbott and Eric Dickerson.  Admission is $10 per day.  Go here for information.
California RV Show
Fairplex, Gate 9
Pomona, CA
Hat Tip: Roberto at Vin Scully is My Homeboy


Frank & Sons also has a couple of autograph guest coming this Saturday.  Check out the flyers below, or go here for information.  For information on how the Bill Russell tickets will be distributed go here.
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Avenue
City of Industry, CA 91748

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Blog Kiosk: 10/7/2015 - Dodger Links - No Uribe, Ryu on the Mend and Andre Ethier

Andre Ethier knows it's all about the right frame of mind... and a playoff beard.

BTW, it's now official.  Clayton Kershaw will pitch Game 1 and Zach Greinke will pitch Game 2.  Also, the Game 3 pitcher for the Dodgers will be Brett Anderson.  The remaining games, if needed, have yet to be determined.

The above pic via the Dodgers on twitter.  Below are more links to check out:
  • Ummm.... What?  Via Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider, "By Jiminy, cricket coming to Dodger Stadium in November."  My first thought was... "those games can take days!"  Then I found out that they'll be playing an abbreviated form of the game called T20.  I have absolutely no idea how this game is played, but I just might take a moment to learn.
  • This is actually good news for the Dodgers.  I was really afraid that Uribe would perform his usual heroics and win a game off the bench.  Now, we don't have to worry about that.  Via Vincent Samperio at Dodgers Nation, "NLDS News: Juan Uribe Won’t Face Dodgers In First Round."
  • This is good news.  Via Dylan Hernandez on twitter, Ryu has started throwing again:

  • Steiner Sports recently released their 2015 Playoff Collection that includes the below 10" x 20" collage with game-used dirt from Dodger Stadium.  Go here to check that out. They also have individual player plaques with game dirt for seven different players.
  • I'm not a particularly big fan of the Topps Bunt program, but I figure this was worth mentioning.  Topps Bunt is an app where fans collect virtual Baseball cards, and Topps recently released 20 different 2015 postseason digital cards; including the Clayton Kershaw on the right.  Ryan Cracknell at Beckett has more information here.  I'm hoping that they eventually put this on real cardboard.
  • Jane Wells of CNBC spoke with Dodger President Stan Kasten to talk playoffs, fantasy sports betting and their new Accelerator program.  Watch the video here.  On a side note, the Accelerator program is just further proof of how brilliant this Dodger ownership is.  They are leveraging their brand as a leader in the game and in sports in general to invest in start-ups that could very well lead to giant returns.  What an incredible idea - the Dodgers doing some angel investing.
  • For info on how to legally watch the MLB Playoffs online without cable go here
  • defgav at Baseball Card Breakdown, tears apart an Hanley Ramirez card - just for the giggles.  Check it out here.
  • I guess I'll take whoever wants to root for the Dodgers - for whatever reason.  Via Big Red Fury, "Why Husker Fans Need the Dodgers to Win the World Series."
Feel free to pshaw and call this idea cockamamie all you want, but if you do the research, you’ll see I’m not yanking your chain. Every time the Huskers have played in a title game or made a National Championship run, the Dodgers preceded those appearances with a World Series victory.
  • I have no doubt that the Rangers want their fans to die.  Via Kyle Newport at the Bleacher Report, "Texas Rangers Introduce Wild New Concession-Stand Items for 2015 Playoffs."  They will offering concoctions like a cotton candy dog and a large bag of Cheetos filled with meat, cheese and other taco-like fillings.
  • A must see!  In honor of Back to the Future here is Jaws 19.

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Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Maybe Mattingly's Job Isn't in Jeopardy

Over the past couple of years I've really come appreciate Don Mattingly.  Sure, he's made the occasional managerial gaffe during a game, but what person hasn't?  Nobody is perfect out there, and as all Baseball fans know you're likely to face failure more often than not.  Still, I couldn't get that feeling out of my bones that this season was a huge test for Don Mattingly - not than every season hasn't been for him. 

The new ownership with Wall Street backing and a front office filled with the brainiest standouts in the league were finally settled in, and they would be expecting results.... and I'm not talkin' about just making the playoffs.  I figured that unless Don Mattingly took home a World Series championship this season his goose was cooked.

After all, we've seen unprecedented turnover in the minor league staffs the past several weeks, and logic suggest the same kind of movement should be expected with the big club.

Then, a couple of reports hit the wires today that has me making adjustments.  Maybe - just maybe - Don's job in the dugout is more secure than many fans are willing to accept.  Maybe, Don has already passed one of the more important test a manager in his position can have. 

To see what I mean check out a couple of key points recently made by Dodger GM Farhan Zaidi.  Per Ken Gurnick's interview at Have you been pleased with the work of manager Don Mattingly?
Zaidi: I think he's done a great job. We've had, again, one of the biggest themes we've had is roster turnover with the injuries and having a lot of young players with options and trying to make maximum use of the 25-man roster. That definitely puts added stress on a manager and staff, not just to deal with the logistics of those moves, but also to deal with managing personnel turnover. From an on-field standpoint, every time you move a player in or out, you have to sort of recalibrate yourself on how to use everybody. So, I think he's done a real nice job with that and mixed and matched in some platoon situations, tried to navigate through some of the issues we've had in our bullpen. There certainly have been challenges with our roster that he's had to navigate and I think he's done a nice job.
So, Don has ably worked within the front office's framework of juggling players in-and-out in order to maximize results, while also putting together lineups that take advantage of various platoon scenarios that are likely to provide better outcomes. 

Although it's fair to say that the front office probably had a lot of input in these decisions, it still took a manager with the respect and ear of the clubhouse to execute those moves. 

To emphasize this further, Zaidi spoke with the press this afternoon and said this (via Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider):
“I think the longer I’ve been in baseball, the more it’s tilted toward managing the clubhouse and the personalities and the egos,” Zaidi said. “I think from the outside, the average person watching the game just sees the Xs and Os, and whether you took a reliever out or left him in, but again, in my view, a lot of those are 52-48, 55-45 decisions. You get judged by the outcome rather than the process. But kind of being behind the scenes, (you realize) how important it is to manage personalities, get guys to buy into their roles, maintain the peace in the clubhouse.

“You know, it’s funny: The position is called ‘the manager,’ and in every other industry, being a manager means managing people. And in baseball, we think it’s just Xs and Os, but the reality is, this job is being a manager like it is being a manager of a business, except you also are making X and O moves out there in public. I think they’re both important, but I think from when I first got into baseball 10 years ago to now, I realize that managing down there in the clubhouse is more important than I realized.”
That's a very nuanced argument that clearly defines what kind of "results" really matter to him.  It's not necessarily the "Xs and Os," as he said.  Instead, it's all about his ability to manage a clubhouse as varied and as complex as the Dodgers.  On that point, Don Mattingly may have already passed muster.

I, for one, don't have a problem if this is the case.  Like I said above, I like Don Mattingly, and I can appreciate the way he's managed the Dodgers - considering the many complexities that no doubt exist.  Of course, a total meltdown in the playoffs might still cause decisions to be undone, so he's likely to still be under the microscope.

Photo above via @Dodgers on twitter.

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Roy Campanella Original Drawing by Bob Parker - A Former Topps Cartoonist

Just take a look at those little generic Baseball men in the drawing above.  Don't they look familiar?

Featured is an cartoon drawn by Bob Parker, and he is known to be one of an handful of artist, like MAD Magazine co-founder Jack Davis, to have his work grace the back of Topps sportscards during it's heyday.  

The drawing above is actually the original artwork for an self-produced slightly larger than postcard sized (3 3/8" x 5 1/2") set he sold at collector shows throughout the 1970's to the early 1980's.  It is commonly known as the 1977-81 Bob Parker Hall of Fame set, and as you can see the drawing above is of former Dodger Roy Campanella.  I ran into this on eBay, so check out the auction here.  You can also see what the original card he sold looks like on the right.  The postcard set was produced from 1977 to 1981 in three series.  There are a total number of 103 postcards.  The first series, of which the drawing above comes from, consist of 54 cards.

Considering how little Topps paid for their drawings back then, as low as $3.00 each, it's not surprising that Parker decided to market his artwork on his own... and thank goodness for that.  Otherwise, we wouldn't have these fantastic illustrations to enjoy.

The above drawing measures 7 1/2" x 11", and it highlights much of Campanella's career.  He mentions Campanella's three MVP awards along with a caricature of a ballplayer hammering an MVP sign on the wall.  The bottom cartoon of a swinging batter goes along with Parker's mention of Campy's mighty home run swing.  Click on the above pic to embiggen.

BTW, while doing some research for this post I ran into one of Parker's card show display boards from 1981.  It is for the last (third) series of the set and includes examples of five other cards - Roberto Clemente, Al Kaline, Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra and Lefty Gomez.  Check out the display below.  The eBay auction for this item can be found here.

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